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  2. Granada

    Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    I really criticized Bowman when he re-signed Guss before the start of the year, but offensively, the guy does have value. I wouldn't mind either way if he's kept or if he's traded. I think a guy like Guss can be useful with limited minutes on the third tandem, but if the right deal came along, I wouldn't mind shipping him out either. Either way, he's much better than I originally thought and I agree with you for the most part.
  3. fith35

    Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    Bowman is not doing anything, and it is a mistake.
  4. Modry-Jazyk

    Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    he's top level o-dman, you want some of those in the roster, ie for succeffull PPs and o-support for top lines (it means also also easier matchup).Q ignored it years and so Hawks PP ando scoring was. Of course you don't want dman like Gus play against Panarin line or PK, for that role you need different type of dmen.It's all about to find proper role for these guys.
  5. Granada

    Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    MacKenzie stated during intermission last night that Guss is more than likely safe from being moved; Bowman has no interest in doing so. He also said that as of right now, the Hawks plan to stand pat.
  6. Granada

    Delia Re-Signed

    Yawn. Kane has improved, you just purposefully refuse to acknowledge it; or you're just clueless. He actually back-checks now, for starters, unlike when he first entered the league. He had an excellent take away in the Hawks zone in the first that led to a prime scoring chance going the other way. Is that not defense in your book? Kane's offensive production and skill far outweigh his defensive deficiencies; they always have, and they always will. I put up with Kane's defensive deficiencies then, up until this day; just as I am doing with Debrincat. The only difference, as I said before, is that Kane had the luxury of his mistakes not being magnified, due to the fact that the team was much more stacked than it is now. Even so, Debrincat doesn't suck. Neither player does, and never has, since entering the league; they have deficiencies, but again, their production far outweigh any defensive deficiencies.
  7. iknowpuck

    Jeremy Colliton

    I agree with all of this. I’d also add that Q seemed to have a much more defense first philosophical clamp on his teams than JC seems to have on his right now. That’s not a knock on either one of them...but this team gives up way too many goals.
  8. iknowpuck

    Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    I heard the Hawks are interested in signing Dzingel as a UFA.
  9. Granada

    Jeremy Colliton

    Pat Boyle made a decent point on the pregame last night. He gave props to Colliton, but he mentioned the fact that, defensively, the hawks are dead last in the league; and that wasn't a coincidence, ever since they switched to man-to-man under Colliton. Q never employed this system because he knew he didn't have the right personnel. So Colliton has two choices: he sticks with it into next year, hoping the team gets it; or he realizes (or thinks) he doesn't have the right personnel, and goes back to zone. Strome was the best move Bowman has made in a while, I just need to say that. I don't know if he can keep it up, but if he can, he's the missing piece that Schmaltz could never provide.
  10. Creature1958

    Delia Re-Signed

    Pick the words you want to try and fit your argument. Finish the sentence. Let me do it for you....AGAIN. Kane sucks defensively. And that is because he doesn't want to do it. Kane has not changed his game since his first. Improved a few things offensively but improving doesn't mean changing. Now you are trying to say that D-cat is bad defensively like Kane when he started well you are wrong. D-cat was better defensively than Kane the first time he stepped on the ice in game one. And at least he puts the effort in.
  11. iknowpuck

    You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    I’m sure SB is able to explain what he is doing but why does he need to/should he? How often do GM’s really show their true cards/intentions?
  12. iknowpuck

    Jeremy Colliton

    It is pretty good especially considering that losing streak after the coaching change was made and for how many goals the team is still giving up. The PK isn’t great right now either. It goes to show just how important an effective PP would have been...and is...to winning games. JT and Kane are having great years...but guys like Strome and D-cat are also making a huge difference. Secondary scoring has been chipping in as well. I like the direction things look to be headed.
  13. Granada

    You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    MacKenzie stated during the intermission of the Hawks game last night that Adam McQuaid is available, and the asking price is one 3rd round pick. He's a bit long in the tooth at 32. He's a UFA next season. I haven't really kept up with him since he went to Rangers, but I've always been a fan of this guy.
  14. Granada

    Delia Re-Signed

    Crying like a newborn? Yeah, okay. Kane sucks. I can't believe he scored 2 goals, won the game, and passed one of Gretzky's records last night. He's so selfish.
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  16. Big-T

    Jeremy Colliton

    Gotta admit, if the same roster was still there as when he took over, good chance he wouldn’t be in double digits in the win column. It’s amazing what getting rid of Manning, Davidson, Schmaltz and a few others did. I’m happy for him that he now has something to work with, but moving forward, a lot of work is needed on this roster, cuz let’s be honest, if Kane and Toews don’t have these types of years, it gets automatically tougher for him. So I hope the roster is properly bolstered this off-season, or we could be back at the bottom in a hurry. Remember, the central is very weak this year, and we’re at the bottom, it’s only gonna get tougher, so should the Hawks!!!
  17. Big-T

    You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    It looks like Haglin is heading to the Caps. There’s a lot more interest than you would believe in the players you mention. Teams want to get max value for their assets, you know this. I think around here we look st things from the Hawks point of view a wee bit too much, Toffoli will not be given away, I promise that!!!
  18. Big-T

    Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    I would personally avoid all right now and look to the off season. Even if the Hawks gets in, look at the goals bottom feeders are getting against us, the playoffs would be a repeat of 2017. I wouldn’t even give up assets for any UFA right now. The summer is where it’s at, I would have to think if the Hawks are looking, they’d want the player to agree to a contract, all of Ottawa’s guys they’re looking to trade, they’ll want first rounders for. Rumour has it Tampa wants Ceci and will give up a first for him. Obviously Duchene and Stone will both garner a first. Ottawa has said they’d like to obtain their original first rounder, and if they have 4 first round picks, 3 may get it back. So I’d think most guys are out of our price range, but I think what the Hawks are doing is setting themselves up for the summer. If they get permission to talk to a player about a contract right now, that shows they’re interested and they will know what the player is looking for come UFA!!!
  19. mvr

    You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    I have mentioned Tyler Toffoli before, and I remain convinced that he would be a good fit here at a very cheap cost if LA is serious about moving him this week. Toffoli's disappointing production this year will scare off most suiters, especially considering his relatively high salary and the abundance of good UFA options available on the trade market. But LA also has another player which I believe the Hawks could really use in a bottom-six defensive role. Carl Hagelin is a UFA this summer. He is way overpaid at $3.75 M, which means very few teams would be interested. Hagelin is an exceptional skater, and he is very strong on the penalty kill and in defensive checking assignments. The Hawks really could have used a player like him last night to close out the game against Detroit. Even when Kampf returns, the Hawks remain short on veterans impact types in the bottom six at forward. LA has zero leverage right now. Most teams will be looking elsewhere considering the other options available.If I am Bowman, I would see what LA would want for both players in a package deal. My guess is that the two together won't cost much more than one of the 2nd tier defence prospects (i.e. Carlson, Krys, Forsling), along Sikura and a draft pick. Add these two players to the forward group (along with Smith Pelley in a waiver claim) and the Hawks would be very competitive moving forward - especially with Crawford returning later this week.
  20. galaxytrash

    2018/19 IceHogs

    American Hockey League Game #809 Rockford 3 at Grand Rapids 2 Van Andel Arena Feb 20, 2019 Referee: Beau Halkidis (48) Chris Waterstradt (88) Linesmen: Jake Davis (23) Pat Richardson (67) Three Stars: 1. RFD - L. Johnson 2. GR - M. Puempel 3. RFD - J. Schroeder Game Start: 7:10 PM EST Game End: 9:43 PM Game Length: 2:33 Attendance: 6464 SCORING 1 2 3 OT T Rockford 0 1 1 1 3 Grand Rapids 2 0 0 0 2 SHOTS 1 2 3 OT T Rockford 13 5 5 6 29 Grand Rapids 15 12 8 4 39 PP PIM PTS Rockford 1 / 5 8 min / 4 inf 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts Grand Rapids 1 / 4 10 min / 5 inf 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts V-H # Per Team Time Goals Assists Type On Ice (+/-) 0 - 1 1 1st GR 1:21 W. Megan (13) D. Cholowski, F. Zadina V 7 8 14 27 37 H 2 11 22 44 91 0 - 2 2 1st GR 16:06 M. Puempel (19) C. Camper, J. Hicketts PP V 2 7 22 49 H 2 15 19 22 73 1 - 2 3 2nd RFD 13:21 J. Tuulola (3) P. Holland V 8 10 13 26 36 H 9 15 18 19 73 2 - 2 4 3rd RFD 1:19 J. Schroeder (15) P. Holland, H. Jokiharju PP V 10 13 14 21 37 H 2 18 23 45 3 - 2 5 OT RFD 4:59 L. Johnson (12) G. Knott, H. Jokiharju V 14 37 49 H 11 22 73 ROCKFORD ROSTER No Name G A +/- Sh PIM G 30 K. Lankinen 0 0 0 0 0 G 31 A. Forsberg 0 0 0 0 0 D 2 A. Campbell 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 B. Davidson 0 0 0 4 0 LW 7 N. Moutrey 0 0 -1 1 0 D 8 D. Gilbert 0 0 0 0 4 LW 10 J. Schroeder 1 0 +1 3 0 C 13 P. Holland 0 2 +1 5 2 D 14 H. Jokiharju 0 2 0 0 0 LW 16 W. Pelletier 0 0 0 0 0 C 21 J. Nilsson 0 0 0 2 0 D 22 B. Hillman 0 0 0 0 0 D 23 L. Carlsson 0 0 0 1 2 LW 26 A. Fortin 0 0 +1 4 0 LW 27 A. Martinsen 0 0 -1 1 0 D 36 J. Tuulola 1 0 +1 3 0 C 37 L. Johnson 1 0 0 2 0 RW 42 B. Welychka 0 0 0 0 0 LW 45 A. Louis 0 0 0 1 0 C 49 G. Knott 0 1 +1 2 0 Team: Totals: 3 5 3 29 8 ROCKFORD GOALIES No Name Min SH SVS GA 31 A. Forsberg (W) 64:53 39 37 2 Totals: 64:53 39 37 2 GRAND RAPIDS ROSTER No Name G A +/- Sh PIM G 29 H. Sateri 0 0 0 0 0 G 42 P. Rybar 0 0 0 0 0 D 2 J. Hicketts 0 1 +1 4 0 D 4 L. Sulak 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 V. Saarijarvi 0 0 -1 3 0 C 10 A. Holmstrom 0 0 0 1 0 RW 11 F. Zadina 0 1 0 5 0 LW 12 D. Pope 0 0 0 0 0 C 15 T. Elson 0 0 -1 2 0 D 18 B. Lashoff 0 0 -1 1 2 C 19 C. Camper 0 1 -1 1 0 C 22 W. Megan 1 0 0 3 0 C 23 D. Turgeon 0 0 0 0 0 D 27 J. Chelios 0 0 0 2 4 D 44 D. Cholowski 0 1 +1 4 2 RW 45 C. Campbell 0 0 0 3 0 LW 54 G. Smith 0 0 0 1 0 RW 55 M. Ford 0 0 0 3 2 RW 73 M. Puempel 1 0 -2 4 0 RW 91 M. Frk 0 0 +1 2 0 Team: Totals: 2 4 -3 39 10 GRAND RAPIDS GOALIES No Name Min SH SVS GA 29 H. Sateri (OT) 64:46 29 26 3 Totals: 64:46 29 26 3
  21. Taterman

    You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    I'd much rather see him in there over Kunitz or Sikura. Especially for playoff games.
  22. vadarx

    2/20 Hawks vs Wings

    need a playoff like atmosphere the next two at the UC. winning the next couple would go a long ways towards helping our playoff causes.
  23. ouzo

    Playoffs or Not? That is the Question

    Buff the D and let's see where we end up
  24. galaxytrash

    Jeremy Colliton

    Good point. Looked awfully grim there for a while. Good on him for sticking with his plan and not panicking. It would have been easily for him to go all torterella at some of the post game pressers early in but his demeanor never changed. Imho it seems to me he exudes a quiet confidence that hopefully is contagious. I'm legitimately happy for the guy. Edit: not saying things are perfect or still not somewhat grim but progress has been made and i feel genuine hope that the progress will continue.
  25. OldTimeHawky

    Jeremy Colliton

    Haven't seen anyone post JCs record in a while, he's now 20-20-6. Pretty good considering the long losing streaks.
  26. OldTimeHawky

    2018/19 IceHogs

    Hogs were down 2-0 in the 1st but Peter Holland assisted on the Hogs first two goals and with 1sec left in OT Johnson scored from Knott and Joker.
  27. MERPER

    Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    sens are going to move ceci, dzingel, duchene and maybe stone... basically going full rebuild... stone would be a really nice piece to add as would ceci though they'd have to part with a decent contract to make it happen and not sure ottawa has any interest in anisimov
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